These are trying times for parents. Being stuck home with small children can be isolating. Without playdates, the days can drag on and on. Parents of teens are also struggling. Teens do NOT like being told they can’t hang out with their friends, and they’re using choice words to tell parents how they feel about the situation. With six kids between the ages of 10 and 20, I … [Read more...] about Survival Mode: Keeping Kids Busy During Social Distancing
Most new mothers know that they will not get much sleep due to the needs of a newborn, but sleep problems can start even before the baby is born. A pregnant woman may have a hard time getting comfortable at night. Expectant mothers may need to get up to use the bathroom several times in one evening. Unfortunately, many expectant mothers also suffer from night sweats during … [Read more...] about Night Sweats During Pregnancy
Toddler Hair Growth We all know that a bald head is just about the cutest thing on a newborn, but as our babies age mothers can start to feel frustrated about how slowly a babies hair can sometimes grow. While the biggest factor in how thick or long your little one's hair will be at birth and into toddlerhood is genetics, there are some ways that you can promote healthy hair … [Read more...] about Toddler Hair Growth
All the baby books tell you to have sex when you're ovulating. That's the basis of conception. One sperm fertilizing one egg means you're parents. Following that logic, it makes sense that if you're not ovulating, you won't get pregnant. That logic, however, fails to take into account the longevity of sperm and the sometimes fickle nature of a woman's reproductive cycle. So the … [Read more...] about Can I Get Pregnant While Not Ovulating?
If you are addicted to alcohol and are pregnant, you must take serious measures to stop drinking. When you drink, so does your baby. No amount of alcohol is safe for your baby and can lead to serious complications. If you have been trying to stop drinking, your pregnancy can serve as the extra motivation you need. Effects of Alcohol Addiction During Pregnancy Not only can … [Read more...] about Alcohol Addiction During Pregnancy